Click here to Skip to main content

Webster's back better, returns to Wolves practice

Posted Jan 17 2012 4:38PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Martell Webster says his back is feeling good after his first contact practice in more than three months.

Webster practiced with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday for the first time since he had back surgery in September. The swingman says he felt a little rusty, but his back held up well while scrimmaging with his teammates.

The banged-up Timberwolves could use Webster's size and shooting on the perimeter. Coach Rick Adelman says it's too soon to tell when Webster will be ready to play in a game.

Guard J.J. Barea also practiced on Tuesday after missing the last three games with a sprained left ankle. Barea says the hamstring injury that bothered him earlier in the season is fully healed, but he is still listed as day-to-day.

photoGordon Hayward's Big Night
Gordon Hayward scores 33 points and grabs seven rebounds to lead the Jazz to victory over the Clippers.
photoNightly Notable: Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant scores 30 points, grabs 6 rebounds, and hands out five assists during Wednesday's game versus the Nets.
photoBlake Griffin's Big Night
Blake Griffin scores 40 points and grabs 12 rebounds during the game versus the Jazz on Wednesday evening.
photoJazz vs. Clippers
Gordon Hayward scores 33 points and grabs seven rebounds to lead the Jazz past the Clippers, 102-91. Blake Griffin scores 40 points in the loss.
photoNovember 25th: The Fast Break
Take a quick tour of Wednesday's action-packed night.

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.